November 3, 2011 10:18 AM
Hey guys, have you ever used Ninjacourses?! Guess what? The University bought the source code to Ninjacourses (which was founded by a Berkeley student by the way) so now it is available as schedulebuilder.berkeley.edu . That's right, Ninjacourses is now an official Berkeley tool! My scheduling process would be much more difficult if it wasn't for ninjacourses. So the question is now... why use Schedulebuilder if it is just like Ninjacourses? Because Schedulebuilder shows grade distributions! Ever used Courserank? Well now you pretty much have the most important feature of courserank built into Schedulebuilder! Of course, you should never base your decision about taking a class on grade distributions alone, but it is still a good tool. Schedulebuilder is functionally the same as Ninjacourses; even the layout looks the same so it will not be a problem to learn to use it if you are switching from Ninjacourses. If you haven't used Ninjacourses or other schedule planner applications before, now is the time! I remember the days before I found out about Ninjacourses where I would use Excel spreadsheets to plan my schedule. That method was organized and fun but it is not as convenient. Schedulebuilder allows you to search for all the classes you want to take, and then it will compile all the possible schedules you can have based on your preferences! Schedulebuilder is still in beta so there will be more features and bug fixes to come. So check it out! Again, the website is schedulebuilder.berkeley.edu
Of course, if you have any questions about scheduling you can always come by the PAL office hours. Check out the PAL calendar and stop by!
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